1Free-to-play remote games

I don’t know about you but I am fed up with quizzes.

Everyone and their mother – literally – have been creating online quizzes to pass the time during this unfortunate pandemic. This seems rather sensible; quizzes are easy enough to set up and you only need to video call your loved ones using your chosen app. However, there are interesting options out there. There are countless games that you can easily play remotely with your friends and family – and better yet, there are plenty that are free.

Don’t worry if you aren’t the most tech savvy person out there; these games are all very easy to set up, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know. Before you get started, we’d recommend you use Discord as your choice of voice/video chat. It can be used on a phone or PC, and it’s set up well for you to be able to share your playing screen with others if the game needs this.

It’s easy to set up – just download the app on your phone or PC or visit the website. Once you’re in there, click to create a server. It will then give you a link which you can send to your friends and family. They’ll simply need to click that link and it’ll take them to the right place. Once everyone’s in, click on the ‘General’ voice channel, and you can talk to each other, or enable screen sharing or video chat. That same server will exist forever, so if you all want to get together again, simply head back to Discord.

Now you’ve got the right tools to remotely play with friends and family, let’s get onto games you can play together. Without further ado, here are nine of the best free games you can play remotely.